What advice did Michael Jordan give his struggling Hornets?
The Charlotte Hornets began the season as an uplifting storyline. Despite the loss of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a "season-ending" shoulder injury, the Hornets stormed out to a hot start and performed like one of the league's 10 best teams on offense and defense.
But recent injuries, combined with a surprisingly competitive conference, have caught up to them. The Hornets are 3-7 over their past 10 games, and their offense is absolutely dreadful without Nicolas Batum on the floor. The ongoing struggle caused owner Michael Jordan to reach out and offer some advice:
Michael Jordan addressed @hornets Tuesday. Told players to get out of their selves and into the team.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) January 14, 2016
Will a brief pep talk from the best player in NBA history work? Perhaps! The Hornets defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, snapping a brutal seven-game losing streak.
But seven of their next 10 games are on the road, so maybe Jordan should consider traveling with the team, just in case his precious words are needed again.